Trinidad & Tobago Rape Cases
In Rape Cases what are the penalties against the criminal for rape or sexual assault? What kind of sentence is given for Sexual Assault in Trinidad & Tobago?
Does the victim have any form of redress, counseling, or compensation after the successful prosecution of the perpetrator in Trinidad & Tobago?
Rape cases in T&T are quite known as it is common in certain parts of the islands, especially at central. Some of these rapers are handled by a large number of years in prison, and if the case is more severe such as murder right after rape, they can be sent to life in prison.
Title: Rape cases
Comments: This situation is not uncommon throughout the world. The act is perhaps as old as our creation. In order to minimize this type of action, every person has to take full responsibility/accountability for his/her action- and whereas I may draw some nasty comments- let us be mindful of who we are. We are animals- our inherent instincts are to be greedy, our desires are to procreate, cheat, lie and kill. Apart from technology- we haven't advanced very much from our roots.
Comments: I have just read about the rape of a 13year old school girl which must be one of the most degrading things to happen to a young female anywhere in the world. I must allocate most of the blame for this particular incident on our politicians in the corridors of power here, especially s they know what is happening in our present crazy crime scenario. If the government had called the expected State of Emergency this young girl may have never been subjected to such an ordeal. I really do not understand how the minds of our politicians work here. They know the solution to all of the criminal antics and yet they do nothing day after day to try to resolve it. All they have to offer is lip service but no follow-up action. Whoever is reading this, for or god sake do something to encourage our politicians to act quickly in a manner that would bring about less fear, stem the flow of similar types of crime which is now on the increase here. We just can't go on like this for much longer.
Comments: There is no doubt that some of our politicians need their heads examined. I refer to the suggestion by one here proposing introducing hanging for the crime of rape. What this chap failed to recognize is that here we don't even hang murders although there is an urgent need to start doing so.by restoring the death penalty.
A 12-YEAR-OLD primary schoolboy on his way to lessons in Port of Spain on Saturday, was forced into an SUV, his head covered with a hood, his eyes covered with duct tape and driven to an unknown location where he was sexually assaulted. The boy was later released at Lady Young Road, Morvant. Source 2r.